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It is fitting that the concept of all having one and having prizes is attributed to the Dodo-Bird. The dodo was a flightless bird. In shape and form it was similar to the modern turkey. The dodo was native to Mauritius, where it lived for thousands of years before domestic animals brought to Mauritius hunted it to extinction. The last live specimen was seen in 1681. The words of the dodo-bird having been long extinct are the perfect way to reflect on Smith, Glass and Miller (1980).
Topics: ERIC Archive, Meta Analysis, Psychotherapy, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Counseling...

This study examined the outcome of extended counselling sessions at a community counselling centre. Participants were 38 female and 7 male clients who were categorized as dealing with one of the following issues: trauma, multiple acute issues, complicated grief, or support while waiting for referral. Results showed a significant lessening of symptoms and increase in coping skills between sessions 12 and 24 for all clients. Having previous counselling was significantly related to magnitude of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Coping, Counseling Techniques, Counseling, Client Characteristics, Participant...

Fire-setting students are those who intentionally or unintentionally set one or more fires due to curiosity, stress, a need for attention, or due to criminal delinquency. This article describes the nature of fire-setting behaviors, discusses the profile and risk factors associated with the behavior, and outlines a group program using empathy training and solution focused brief therapy. The benefits of using solution focused brief therapy and empathy training are discussed along with specific...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Risk, Behavior Change, Psychotherapy, Empathy, Stress Variables, Delinquency,...

The purpose of this case study was to examine the efficacy of a developing technique that has been coined by this author as a Mental Wellness Fast. Therefore, this paper has been written for therapists who utilize spirituality and/or religion into their practice. The technique is geared to assist clients with healing poor inner dialogues and it provides methods that could be utilized by providing spiritual guidance. Thus, this technique could be implemented by various religious denominations....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Therapy, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Wellness, Counseling Services,...